Over 800 incredible volunteers help us bring weekly Shared Reading groups into communities across the UK. But what is it like, becoming a Reader Volunteer? Sabine shares her story.
Recommended by Emma from our PIPEs team, this week’s Read is a collection of short stories edited by Tracy Chevalier called Reader, I Married Him.
This week’s featured poem I started early – Took my Dog – describes an enchanting and evocative encounter with the Sea by reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Continue reading “Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson”
We recently welcomed sixteen year old Lauryn to The Reader on work experience. She’s kindly provided a Recommended Read – suggesting a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, Foreign.
“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
You might have noticed that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties with our main website. While we put the important bits back in the right places you can still reach us:
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Phone: 0151 729 2200
The Reader, Calderstones Mansion, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
For information about our children’s story centre The Storybarn, visit: http://thestorybarn.org.uk/
Our Featured Poem this week brings us to the Cashmere Hills of Christchurch, New Zealand with Ursula Bethell’s Pause.
Our Featured Poem this week comes from that old Romantic William Wordsworth but it’s not the daffodils – we’re looking skyward this time with The Rainbow.
As the world rushes towards Valentines Day in a flurry of reds and pinks and heart shaped balloons we thought we’d pause for thought. Over the next week members of our Reader family will be reflecting on their favourite extracts from the A Little Aloud With Love anthology.
Discussions on literature and empathy continue to buzz around The Reader HQ following Obama’s sentiments on reading for empathy, our founder and director Jane Davis reflects on how literature can help us connect with others.